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Proclaim your sports allegiance

Here is your chance to sound off about the Capital District sports scene. Answer these questions and e-mail your responses to jonasr@spotlightnews.com. The results will be printed in the Aug. 27 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.

1. What level of sports do you follow most closely?

A. High school

B. College

C. Minor league

D. Major league

2. What was the greatest Capital District sports event of the last 30 years?

A. Siena beating Stanford (1989 NCAA Tourney)

B. Albany Firebirds win 1999 Arena Bowl

C. Funny Cide winning 2003 Kentucky Derby

D. Other ________________________

3. Who is the greatest Capital District athlete of the last 30 years?

A. Sam Perkins

B. Jeff Blatnick

C. Dottie Pepper

D. Funny Cide

E. Other __________________________

4. What is the best Capital District team?

A. Albany River Rats

B. Siena College (men's basketball)

C. University at Albany (men's lacrosse)

D. Tri-City ValleyCats

E. Other __________________________

5. If given the choice, would you spend your sports money on ...

A. Local college/minor league game

B. Out of area college/major league game

6. What is the focal point of the Capital District sports scene?

A. High schools

B. Colleges

C. Minor leagues

7. Would the sports scene suffer without professional minor league teams?

A. Yes

B. No

8. Do local teams get adequate media coverage?

A. Yes

B. No

If no, what teams should be covered more _________________________

9. What type of venue should be added to region?

A. A large stadium for football or baseball

B. A smaller arena for hockey or basketball

C. A large race track for NASCAR events

D. Nothing

10. How proud are you of the area's sports scene?

A. A lot

B. Somewhat

C. Not a lot

D. Not at all

Other thoughts about the sports scene:

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